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SANTO DOMINGO.- Former Cincinnati Reds star pitcher Jose Rijo arrived mid Tuesday afternoon in the Justice Ministry, for questioning into alleged business dealings with the fugitive Matías Avelino Castro, wanted in the murder of the journalist Jose Silvestre.

A battery of reporters had waited for Rijo the entire morning at the Justice Ministry, where he finally arrived at 3 p.m.

Upon his arrival the 1990 World Series Most Valuable Player affirmed that he had made all his money “working hard,” and tried to justify it by showing six surgical scars on his right arm.

Rijo, who arrived accompanied by his lawyer Diego Babado Torres, said he has nothing to hide.

File.- The head of Dominican Republic’s Anti-money laundering Unit was fuming as he was leaving his office Tuesday, after former Cincinnati Reds star pitcher Jose Rijo again left him waiting despite being subpoenaed for questioning into a journalist’s murder.

The prosecutor wants to question the ex baseball player on his alleged business dealings with the fugitive Matias Avelino Castro, charged with killing the journalist Jose Silvestre in La Romana in September.

German Miranda said a warrant for Rijo’s arrest had already been issued and that it would be carried out today or tomorrow. “Here I have the arrest warrant, and we’re going to execute it, it could happen today or tomorrow. What we’re asking is that he turns himself in, not send a lawyer, because we have an arrest warrant and we will carry it out at any time.”

In a tone of frustration, Miranda said that law enforcement agencies have the warrant in their possession, but when asked if the ex star pitcher has fled the country, said “then I wish him luck and Merry Christmas.”

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9 comment(s)
Written by: foresthill, 13 Dec 2011 4:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Money talks and only money talks in the DR. Everything else is Bullshit.
Written by: foresthill, 13 Dec 2011 5:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic
ricardolito,
you live in a dream world. you have been putting spins on everything. either you have no idea of what you are talking about which I don't beleive but then you must be a paid PLD lobyist putting a positive spin on anything that speaks of corruption.
Written by: Ricardolito, 13 Dec 2011 6:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
This man has not been charged yet with anything ,,,he was in contempt of court because he did not respond to a subpoena and he has now gone to the Justice Ministry ,,,I do not know if he is innocent or guilty of anything and if he will be charged or not or if he will post a big bail and try to leave the DR or not ...You seem to know all that ,,I do not ,,so there is no spin except yours that assures us that his money will do all the talking
Written by: generoso, 13 Dec 2011 6:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
Ricardolito
Why then don't you just listen......Instead of being so judgemental and opinionated.
Written by: antonio1, 13 Dec 2011 8:23 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Av Santa Rosa, La Romana
Ricardito is right; the man has not been charged with any crime.......Lets hope he can proof his innocence’s
Written by: antonio1, 13 Dec 2011 8:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Av Santa Rosa, La Romana
That's what the Constitution says
Written by: Ricardolito, 13 Dec 2011 9:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
in fact i am being quite the opposite of being judmental ,,,if you read my posting you can see quite clearly that I have written that I have not the slightest idea if he is guilty or not or what he will do .
Written by: FedericoD, 14 Dec 2011 9:34 AM
From: Canada
Contempt of court? this is a signal of guilt ... otherwise clear up the matter as quickly as possible, maintain innocence and move on ...
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